Your wedding cake is an important part of your special day—after the dress, the cake is the second biggest feature. There’s a whole section of the reception dedicated to presenting and cutting it, photos are taken, and usually the top tier is saved for the one-year anniversary. Besides tasting delicious, your cake can also enhance the theme and atmosphere of your entire celebration.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at these breathtaking creations below—they’re not just desserts, they’re works of art.
1. This birch tree wedding cake
Created by: Bentley’s Bakery and Cafe
Inspired by nature, this cake is perfect for any rustic-themed or winter wedding. The blackberry and chocolate wafer toppings bring out a richness that will inspire your guests.
2. This succulent wedding cake
Created by: Autumn Nomad
Located: New Hampshire
Succulents don’t just make great favors and centerpieces—they look heavenly nestled around the layers of your cake. Plus, they give you a splash of color, so you can choose between an all-white cake or one with color.
3. This minimalist wedding cake
Created by: Crummb
Your simplistic wedding needs a cake like this one. With minimal decor, the clean lines speak for themselves, showing a strength in simplicity. Similar variations don’t include flowers, if you’re looking for a truly clean dessert.
4. This geode wedding cake
We promise—this really is a cake and it really is edible! The elegant-yet-earthy feel of this wedding cake means you can celebrate anywhere from the beach to the country club.
5. This ombré wedding cake
Created by: Jacques Fine European Pastries
Located: New Hampshire
Our favorite part of this cake is the sweeping wavelike-like frosting that ends with a flower. This colorful work of art moves like the ocean—the perfect accompaniment for any beach wedding!
6. This flower tower wedding cake
Created by: Nadia & Co
Located: Toronto, Canada
Elegance and grace exude from this wedding cake. The care placed into every detail is clear—the same care you planned your whole day with. So why not serve a cake that matches your level of work?
7. This marble wedding cake
Created by: Nutmeg Cake Design
This cake doesn’t look like it’s made out of, well, cake! Popular in modern weddings, this creation is perfect for color customization. If the black is too dark, request a color that’s in your theme, and the marble look is all yours!
8. This urban geometric wedding cake
Created by: Olofson Design
Located: London, UK
This cake is glamorous, and it will steal your reception-room show. It makes a bold statement on its own, regardless of where or when you’re having your wedding—so don’t expect guests to leave talking about the centerpieces!
9. This life-sized wedding cake
We know we said eight, but we couldn’t resist including this life-sized cake from Dallas, Texas featured in Metro UK. Weighing 400 pounds, and requiring 200 eggs, you won’t ever find a wedding cake more unique. If none of the cakes on this list make the cut, create one based on the best masterpiece—yourself!